Gear Review

5 5

Very well made and rugged boot

I purchased these for long trail backpacking and hunting. While I'm still in the break in period I have been very impressed by build quality and materials. They are certainly on the same level as the Asolo boots they replaced. I've noticed that they give the same level of support as the Asolos, but they have a greater level of rocker that puts a spring in your step and the slightly softer leather and design of the boot have led to a more comfortable break in. I've done as many as 6 miles in them with mild loads and to date have had no issues, once I figured out the right sock combination. They have proven to be highly waterproof as well. I look forward to longer days and seeing if these prove to be anywhere near as durable as they look. As it is, I believe these will last for several years of hard use.

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Just as an update. I've had these boots for over a year now. They barely show any wear while having been hiked hard in rugged terrain on two elk hunts, a mule deer hunt and several days backpacking with heavy loads. Amazing boots. While fit is everything, they blow the old Asolo's away in terms of comfort.